The 20-year-old woman who ripped her eyes out while she was high on meth has been pictured smiling a month after she blinded herself in the horror ordeal.
Kaylee Muthart gouged out her eyes with her own bare hands outside of a church in Anderson, South Carolina on February 6 in what she believed was a necessary sacrifice to God.
She was left completely blind by the meth-induced psychotic trip.
A month on from the shocking incident, a now drug-free Muthart is having to learn to adapt to life without her sight.
Kaylee Muthart, 20, is pictured above after she gouged out her eyes outside of a church in Anderson, South Carolina on February 6 while she was high on meth
'It's the same life, but I'm just learning everything in a new way,' she told People.
'Life's more beautiful now, life's more beautiful than it was being on drugs. It is a horrible world to live in.'
Following an extended stay in hospital and a psychiatric facility, Muthart returned home on March 1.
'I'll forget I'm blind sometimes because I know what's around me. Not down to a tee, but I know what my mom's house looks like,' she said of learning to adapt to her new sensory abilities.
'You still see but you don't see with your eyes, it's hard to explain because I don't even understand it myself.
'I'm able to be Kaylee again. I'd rather be blind and be myself than be Kaylee on drugs, and I truly mean that with my heart. I'm Kaylee Jean Muthart, just like I was 10 years ago. Just better.'
Muthart was left completely blind by the meth-induced psychotic trip (above). A month on from the shocking incident, she is having to learn to adapt to life without her sight
Muthart, pictured before the incident, had been due to enter a rehab facility for past drug use just days before the horror incident occurred
Following an extended stay in hospital and a psychiatric facility, Muthart returned home on March 1. She is pictured above after being released from hospital
Despite being high on meth at the time, Muthart can describe in graphic detail the moment she ripped out her eyes.
She said the drug trip led her into a state of delirium, which warped her perception of religion.
Muthart said she thought the dead were stuck in their graves and required a sacrifice from her - her eyes - in order to release them to God.
'I thought everyone who had died was stuck in their graves, that God was up in Heaven alone, and that I had to sacrifice something important to be able to release everyone in the world to God,' she said.
'It made the world darker and took everything I believed in and distorted them to make me go down the path to pulling out my eyes.
'It was scary, I didn't understand what God wanted of me, but it made me feel a sense of righteousness that I had to be the one to do it. And I was glad to do it because I've always had a big heart and nobody's ever giving me that love back.
Muthart said she felt like she was running